Find Out More About Our Towns & Destinations Around The Coromandel


Waihī and Waihī Beach

At the southern end of The Coromandel and known as Aotearoa New Zealand's "heart of gold" Waihī also has a stunning beach not far away.
Coromandel Town1

Coromandel Town and Northern Coromandel

Your guide to planning a visit to Coromandel Town including how to find art studios, fishing spots, walking trails and more.
Hahei Sunrise Watermark

Hahei and Cathedral Cove

Discover what to do and see and find the best places to stay on your visit to Hahei and Cathedral Cove, in the heart of the Mercury Bay.
Shakespear Cliff and Cooks Beach

Cooks Beach and Ferry Landing

Find out what to do and see plus all your accommodation needs in and around Cooks Beach and Ferry Landing.
Tairua Habour Wayne James


Known for its fishing and surf beach, Tairua is a great location from which to explore the Coromandel east coast, offshore islands and the walks in the valleys behind the town.


Discover Pāuanui's perfect sandy beaches for safe swimming and surfing. Book a trip to Slipper, Shoe and Aldermen Islands and explore the native bush and harbour trails.
Whangamata 2


Discover why Whangamatā is a favourite holiday town, famous for its unique combination of beach, rainforest and surf. And why it's often ranked one of the best beaches in New Zealand.
Logan Dodds Thames Coast Hammock2


The historic town of Thames is located 1.5 hours drive from Auckland. Thames is blessed with a backdrop of expansive bush wilderness and expansive views over the Hauraki Gulf.

Whitianga and Mercury Bay

Need to know all about Whitianga and Mercury Bay, home of world-renowned Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach? Experience the magic in and around our largest town.
Shorebird Coast

Ngātea, Hauraki Plains and Shorebird Coast

There are so many ways to enjoy the fertile Hauraki Plains and the open wildness of the Shorebird Coast, including the rural townships of Ngatea, Kaiaua and Miranda.
Paeroa River Cruises 2


Paeroa is located in the south of The Coromandel at the entrance to the Karangahake Gorge. Known for its antique shops, L&P and cafes, the town is also rich in history and is a must-stop on the Hauraki Rail Trail.

Must Do Experiences

The Pinnacles

One of many walking and hiking trails in the Kauaeranga Valley, the Pinnacles is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most accessible and popular day walks.
Talman Madsen The Pinnacles

Shorebird Coast

The wild protected shellbanks and wetlands of the Shorebird Coast shelter thousands of migrating birds. A spectacular sight from the Pūkorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre on the edge of the Hauraki Gulf
Shorebird Coast

Wainuiototo - New Chum Beach

Hidden away from the masses and rarely explored by Kiwis is the spectacular Wainuiototo, also known as New Chum Beach. It is so pristine and beautiful, it is sometimes voted as one of the world's top 10 beaches!
New Chum 1

Hauraki Rail Trail

Our Great Ride spans the length of The Coromandel, from Kaiaua across the plains through Thames, Paeroa, Waihi, Waikino and the famous Karangahake Gorge to Te Aroha and Matamata.
Hauraki Rail Trail Destination Coromandel Photo Shoot

Karangahake Gorge

Venture into walkways and old tunnels to discover the rich history hidden in the beautiful Karangahake Gorge in The Coromandel.
Karangahake Gorge by bike

Whenuakura Wildlife Sanctuary (Donut Island)

Discover the untouched beauty in the hidden heart of Whenuakura aka Donut Island, an azure lagoon in the centre of the island’s collapsed blowhole.

Coromandel Coastal Walkway

Walk or mountain bike from either Fletcher Bay & Stony Bay on The Coromandel Coastal Walkway & discover the untouched beauty.
Coromandel Coastal Walkway

Cathedral Cove

Located in Hahei and best experienced by boat and kayak, the famous Cathedral Cove is one of the well-known natural attractions in The Coromandel.

Hot Water Beach

Check the tide times to help plan your visit to Hot Water Beach, where you can dig your own personal spa pool in the sand when the tide is out.
Hot Water Beach